Professor Geoff Wilson has served as Vice-Chancellor of Deakin and Central Queensland universities and as inaugural Rector of the University College of the UNSW at the Australian Defence Force Academy. He has been Deputy Chair of the Australian Research Council and was inaugural Chair of its Research Grants Committee and held appointments at Monash and Oxford universities and the Free University of Berlin.
He has been National President of the Australian Institute of Physics and held appointments as Chair of the Victorian and Queensland Vice-Chancellors’ Committees, Vice President and Acting President of the Australian Vice-Chancellors’ Committee. He has been Chair of the Boards of QTAC, VTAC, the Graduate Careers Council of Australia, and National President of the Australian Institute of Physics.
Since retiring from Deakin University he has carried out extensive consulting including the development of drafts of the new National Protocols on Higher Education Processes and is a member of the Cooperative Research Centres Committee. He presently chairs the Board of AMC Search Ltd.